Priscilla, Queen of the Desert to recommence its tour
Mark Goucher and first-time producer Jason Donovan have announced that Miles Western, Nick Hayes and Edwin Ray will star in the hit musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. The tour first opened in September 2019 and had just announced an extension in March 2020 when performances had to be paused due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert The Musical will officially re-open at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham on 23 June before touring to Leeds Grand Theatre, Hull New Theatre, Theatre Royal Bath, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Glasgow King’s Theatre, New Wimbledon Theatre, Oxford New Theatre, Birmingham Hippodrome, Palace Theatre, Southend, Curve Leicester, Bristol Hippodrome, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, New Victoria Theatre Woking and Churchill Theatre, Bromley, prior to a much hoped for return to London's West End.
Priscilla marks Donovan’s first time as a producer, having performed in the cast of the original West End production and two subsequent UK tours. From June, Goucher’s independent producing company will tour two musicals, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and Hairspray, across the UK with the support of the UK government’s Cultural Recovery Fund.
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The iconic musical Priscilla has more glitter than ever before, featuring stunning costumes, fabulous feathers and non-stop dance-floor classics including It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive, I Love The Nightlife, Finally and many more.
Based on the Oscar-winning film, Priscilla is the adventure of three friends who take an old bus bound for Alice Springs to put on the show of a lifetime. Their journey is a heart-warming story of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance. This brand new production comes from the team behind the critically acclaimed UK tours of Hairspray; with choreography by Tom Jackson-Greaves.
The original motion picture was written by Stephan Elliott, and produced by Al Clark and Michael Hamlyn.